Advocacy

 

Now more than ever, state and local legislatures and regulatory agencies are poised to impact the commercial real estate industry. Increasingly, "hot" issues often take root in numerous legislatures simultaneously. State and local trends, whether motivated by public officials or private interests, play a larger role in advocacy programs across a wide spectrum of organizations.  

BOMA Oakland/East Bay in concert with BOMA International and BOMA California’s advocacy teams work in close coordination to protect commercial real estate’s interests before state and local governments.  Membership in BOMA Oakland/East Bay places you on the cutting edge of local, state and national policy affecting commercial and industrial real estate. Legislative, code and regulatory scrutiny, representation and lobbying services help prevent costly initiatives from adversely affecting your property.

Why is BOMA Oakland/East Bay your biggest advocate?

Locally... City, County and State government leaders are very familiar with BOMA and its members and rely on BOMA’s input regarding proposals under consideration. This can prove to be effective in many areas that impact your bottom-line!

At the State Level... In order to ensure that our member’s concerns are being heard, BOMA Oakland/East Bay retains a legislative consultant through BOMA California to represent our interests at the State Legislature. Our presence is intense throughout the Legislative Session. During the interim, BOMA meets with the elected leadership to ensure that impacting legislation reflects the thinking of our industry. Codes and Regulations affecting the maintenance and operation of our member’s buildings are monitored to ensure that they are reasonable and cash effective.

Nationally... BOMA Oakland/East Bay is represented by the Government and Industry Affairs Division of BOMA International in Washington D.C. which educates members on the implications of new laws and regulations and effectively brings issues of concerns to light with aggressive “grass roots” lobbying.

Look under the Resources tab for additional links and information.

   
Oakland/East Bay Issues

State Issues

Prop 13 & Proposed Split-Roll Tax

National Issues